There are few better ways to really take in some fresh air and see the sights in and around the Miami Gardens area than getting out and talking a walk.
There is so much beauty around us that we often miss it as we zoom by in our cars. If you are a regular walker, then you know what we’re talking about. Unfortunately, there are risks to walking, especially if you are in proximity to vehicles on the roadway. You can’t always predict a driver’s behavior. If you’ve been hit by a driver, you may need a pedestrian accident attorney in Miami Gardens. At the Dante Law Firm, we are ready to help you.
Last year in Florida there were over 9,000 crashes involving pedestrians. The fatality and injury rate for these crashes is much higher than other types of crashes. The reason is simple – pedestrians don’t have much protection against a vehicle.
The best-case scenario for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash is bruises and scrapes. Unfortunately, the damage is often much worse. The potential for major internal trauma and head injury is higher. Not only is a person struck by the vehicle, but they also impact the ground – two hits that can cause serious damage.
Even accidents at slower speeds can cause damage. Often, pedestrians are hit in crosswalks or parking lots, places where they expect to be safe. Drivers often ignore pedestrian right-of-way signs or are distracted by their phones.
Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol are much more likely to hit pedestrians, even those walking on sidewalks.
If you are struck by a vehicle, seek medical attention no matter how minor the injury. Sometimes symptoms don’t appear for hours after an accident and by then it may be too late to reverse some damage.
These accidents can be devastating, especially if you have to spend time in the hospital. You may not be able to get back to work right away. If you lose income because you need time to recover, you may wonder how you will pay your medical bills as well as regular daily living costs. It’s not fair that someone else’s negligence should keep you from supporting your family. If insurance companies are not offering enough compensation to cover all of your needs, you may need to seek legal assistance.
If you are struck by a vehicle when you are out walking, you may need to seek help from a Miami Gardens pedestrian accident attorney. At the Dante Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. We think your focus should be on getting healed so you can lead a normal life again. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We know that insurance companies may not offer you enough to cover all of your expenses and we want to help you fight for what you are rightfully owed.